Dubai is hosting the 25th Dubai Shopping Festival aka DSF, a grand annual event that attracts shopping enthusiasts from all around the world. Being one of the biggest events in the world, Dubai observes a footfall of more than 3 million visitors during the DSF. From huge discounts up to 75% and exciting raffle draws to a warm and welcoming weather, the city gives you all the right reasons for a visit.


The month long DSF begins right before the New Year’s Eve. The ongoing festival started on 26th of December, 2019 and will go on till 24th of January, 2020.

Where exactly in Dubai the DSF takes place?

All over the city. You heard it right; it is a city-wide event and almost all the shops participate in it. Whether you are in a shopping mall, traditional souk, or at a random shopping market, you will find everything for sale on discount.

Here are some of the well known places in Dubai where you can go shopping:

Global Village, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Gold Souk, Mercato Shopping Mall, DSF Desert Camp, Al Rigga Street, Dragon Mart, Al Seef Street, Lamcy Plaza, Promenade at Dubai Festival City, Lulu Village, and Ibn Battuta Mall.

Things to buy during Dubai Shopping Festival

Although you can shop all you want at a heavily discounted price, here are the items that you must add in your shopping list.

Apparels:  Top of the line fashion clothing is always in demand throughout the sale. Update your wardrobe with clothes from top brands like Armani, Jack & Jones, Burberry, Prada, BOGGI, Bebe, and Louis Vuitton at heavily discounted prices.

Perfumes & Cosmetics: DSF is a great time to stock up your collection with duty free cosmetics and perfumes from top brands.

Electronic Gadgets: If you are a gadget freak, DSF is the best time to go crazy and buy all the gadgets you always dreamt of. Products from brands like Apple, Bose, Sony, Acer, Fujitsu, and more can be bought at cheap dirt prices.

Gold Jewellery: Gold Jewellery is one of the highlights of DSF. Traditional, contemporary, as well as modern jewellery designs are available for you to buy at cheap prices. You can also buy precious stones, diamonds, and other jewellery works on discount.

Others: You can also fill up your shopping bags with various other things like intricate carpets, leather bags, leather jackets, watches, dry fruits, and aromatic spices.

Tip: Get the Dubai Shopping Festival App on your phone to stay updated about the latest offers and discounts.

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